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District poised to sell Jansen building

By MICHAEL ANICH The Leader-Herald JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Wednesday night approved the contract to sell the former Jansen Avenue Elementary School for $695,000 to a Gloversville church. The board voted 8-0 at the Knox Building approved ...

Three injured in crash

BROADALBIN — Three people were injured — with one transported to Albany — in a three-vehicle accident at 3:45 p.m. Monday on Route 29 at County Highway 138 in the town of Broadalbin. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said SUV driver Joseph O. Connor, 69, of 326 Lincoln Place, ...

Attempted kidnapping leads to prison

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man who police said tried to kidnap a woman at gunpoint at an area bar late last summer faces up to four years in state prison. Christopher G. Betor, 48, of 45 Park St., pleaded guilty June 10 before Acting Fulton County Court Judge Tatiana Coffinger to a felony ...

Fulton Center seeks new leader

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is currently seeking a new administrator after the departure of former Administrator Leonard Hersh, who spent over six years running the facility. Centers Director of Corporate Communications Jeff Jacomowitz, said Monday that ...

3 new contracts given go-ahead

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved three new county union contracts containing raises at the board’s monthly meeting at the County Office Building. Two of the three contracts - all approved following a closed-door executive session - involved collective ...

Next neighborhood event set

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Police Department will conduct its next Neighborhood Engagement Unit public event from 3 to 7 p.m. June 24 at Littauer Field. Chief Anthony Clay recently informed the Common Council that the second NEU date for Ward 6 is now set. He also touted the success ...